5 Major Reasons Behind The Sacking Of Chetan Sharma And Entire Selection Committee By Indian Cricket Board

By Daniel S

November 19, 2022

On 18 November 2022, team India were looking to begin their T20I series in New Zealand. But, heavy rain abandoned the match completely. After the semi-final exit from the 20-20 World Cup, it was a fresh start for the Men in Blue. But, on the same day, the Indian Cricket Board decided to sack Chetan Sharma and his entire Selection Committee   

Fans went crazy after such a bold decision from the Board. Now, the Board will look to appoint new members for the Selection Committee in the upcoming days. However, there were several reasons why this Selection Committee got the backlash from the Board. According to PTI reports, five reasons influenced the Board for taking such a decision.   

Here are five reported reasons that led to the sacking of Chetan Sharma and the entire Selection Committee by the Indian Cricket Board 

1. Removal of Virat Kohli from the captaincy

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Source: Twitter)

During the tenure of Chetan Sharma and his entire Selection Committee, they ripped off Virat Kohli from the captaincy of team India. After getting knocked out from the 2021 20-20 World Cup from the group stage, Virat Kohli decided to step down from the captaincy of the T20Is. But, he was willing to continue as the leader in both the Test and ODI formats.

But, the Board and Selection committee decided to make Rohit Sharma the captain in the white-ball format. While they were looking for Kohli to continue as the Test captain. But, after the test series in South Africa, Virat decided to step down from Test captaincy also. Then, Rohit Sharma became the all-format captain for the Men in Blue.